Sep 24, 2010 11:35pm EDT
. especially shocking is the obscene, even racist language used in calls, placed at all times of the day and night. but now, it's been caught on tape. senior investigative correspondent brian ross brings us this report. brian? >> reporter: cynthia, complaints about debt collectors and their tactics remain by far the number one source of consumer complaints received by the federal trade commission. and based on what we found in an abc news investigation, the tactics have reached an all-time low. in some cases, used on behalf of major american corporations. >> received august 7th at 8:10 p.m. >> what's up [ bleep ]? tell me, how do you stop two [ bleep ] kids from jumping on top of your bed? stick velcro on the ceiling. >> reporter: after bank of america reported that allen jones, 26, had an overdue credit card bill of $81, its debt collectors went on the attack, with a series of obscene, racist messages left on his phone. >> hi y'all, my name is jamal smith and i'm looking for some watermelons. i'm also interested in a couple of slaves, maybe you can go ahead an pick some of my cotton fields.
Sep 25, 2010 7:00am EDT
with us this morning. you are here, because the person who normally sits here is off for a very good reason. bianna golodryga, getting married today. >> what a great day. best wishes from everybody here to bianna. we remember it well, don't we? >> yes. >> some of us more recently than others. >> just one year ago, for me. memories are fresh. >>> it's a busy and a busy weekend. there's a fascinating story coming out of miami. look at the pictures. a lot of questions coming up about a dramatic bank heist. was the teller in on the job? was it a hostage horror? or was it a hoax? we're going to hear from an ex-miami police chief and get his take on this very strange case. >> a lot of focus on the teller this morning. it will be interesting to hear how this shakes out. >>> also, important medical news this morning new 3-d technology, approved by a panel of the fda. it could improve detection. there are some concerns. we're going to get into all of that. coming up. >>> and a shocking, new study. get ready. we're going to have to get the beeper out. kids are swearing at earlier ages. apparen
Sep 25, 2010 12:05am EDT
believe the teller was an unwitting victim. >>> that is our report for tonight. from all of us at abc news, good night, america, and have a terrific weekend. >> jimmy: hi, i'm jimmy kimmel with the play of the week from the bud light playbook, your pigskin companion all season long. it's fun to watch football, but it's also nice to spend some time outdoors. so how do you do both? simple. bring your tv outside. it's like having your cake and eating it, too. >> i didn't have any cake. >> jimmy: it's just a figure of speech. >> gimme some cake. >> i'd like a slice of cake, too. >> jimmy: there's no cake, okay? here, have a bud light. enjoy. >> here we go. this is better than cake. >> can i have some cake? >> jimmy: there's no cake, okay? i want to make this very clear. no cake. >> do we have pie? >> yeah, pie. >> jimmy: there's no pie. and there's no cake. you know what? i think i'm going to watch the second quarter inside. this tv's not even plugged in. >> no, it's not. >> pie. >> pie. pie! pie! pie pie! >> can i have one of those? >> yeah, sure, here. >> dicky: for more tailgate tips,
Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm EDT
immigrant farm labor, he used humor to get the nation goes the attention. >> i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i wanted picked by an american, sliced by guatemalans, and served by as venezuelan in a spot where a chilean gives me a brazilian. >> as part of the united from workers take our jobs campaign. only seven actually took them. >> we have ignored it too long. it is time to face this issue mano a what ever the spanish word for hamano is. >> it was his intent to mock the process. >> he tried to stop the testimony completely. >> i am not asking you not to talk. i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> while many were amused? >> his message got through to the people that would to an end to see him. congress is already kind of a circus. i don't think it really changes it too much. >> others wonder if a more serious tone of brought a better tone. >> he had a few serious moments. he explained the reason why he is taking this issue. he says he believes that migrant farm workers are suffering and have no rights. >>> if you thought to